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How does stress affect Crohn's?

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Stress does not cause the illness, but it can make you feel worse. Get regular exercise and do things that help you relax, like yoga and meditation. You handle problems better when you're rested, so make sleep a priority.

SOURCES:

Cosnes, J. November 1999. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics,

Merck Manual Home Edition: "Crohn's Disease."

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "About Crohn's Disease."

Bolge, S. , February 2010. Clinical Therapeutics

Korzenik, J. , October 2008. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Mittermaier, C. , January-February 2004. Psychosomatic Medicine

Raymond Cross, MD, associate professor of medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 10, 2018

SOURCES:

Cosnes, J. November 1999. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics,

Merck Manual Home Edition: "Crohn's Disease."

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "About Crohn's Disease."

Bolge, S. , February 2010. Clinical Therapeutics

Korzenik, J. , October 2008. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Mittermaier, C. , January-February 2004. Psychosomatic Medicine

Raymond Cross, MD, associate professor of medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 10, 2018

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